Micro-Needling (a.k.a. Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy or ECIT) is a highly effective anti-aging treatment in medical aesthetics. With minimal social down-time, this procedure reduces the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and sun damage while improving overall skin texture and firmness. Paired with hyaluronic acid or a growth factor during treatment, this minimally invasive procedure can increase collagen stimulation at a rate of up to 500%!
The Micropen uses a sterile cartridge with 12 tiny micro-points to create a controlled injury to the skin in order to awaken and boost the skin’s own “repair process” and aid in the production of collagen and elastin. This process also creates micro-channels which allows a topical serum, such as a growth factor, to penetrate deeper and be absorbed more effectively.
Sounds painful? Not at all! A topical numbing anesthetic is applied to your skin prior to treatment to assure the most comfortable experience. Patients typically do not feel any discomfort during treatment, but will experience redness, (similar to a minor sunburn,) most commonly 1-2 days post treatment. However, some patients heal within 24 hours. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks while collagen and elastin continue to build.
Want to rejuvenate your skin from the inside? A complimentary consult is recommended with our Medical Aesthetician, Mari, to discuss a personalized treatment plan to achieve optimal results for your concerns.